Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usMon, 22 Sep 2014 08:18:36 EDTMon, 22 Sep 2014 08:18:36 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssGetting the whole picturehttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/603170.htmlIt is unclear exactly when the ceremony to posthumously honor Alonzo H. Cushing with the Medal of Honor will take place or to whom that medal will be given.Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTMeeting the writer who muses on the hillhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/603171.htmlMy personal spiritual and philosophical underpinnings belong under the moniker of Transcendentalism, with a lifelong admiration for Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe 'write stuff'http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/603172.htmlHow I spent my summer vacation" was the proverbial essay topic in countless classrooms of "yesterday" times at the beginning of the school year. Students came to expect it and a collective groan was certainly no surprise to the teacher.Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTA fascination with family historyhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/602869.htmlDo you ever wonder when your grandparents or great-grandparents came to America? Or how they got here? Your family's story is important and should be preserved for future generations.Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTSilver Creek author will sign books during Grape Festivalhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/602886.htmlEstelle Crino will be on hand at the Grape Festival headquarters next Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. to sign two of her self-published books - "Before and After, the Antics of Three Franciscan Sisters" and "Who Lives in the Pink House.Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT